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  1. April 17, 2014

    Letter from the Editor

    The Financial Times stands for an independent press, free of economic and political interference. We therefore support...

  2. April 9, 2014

    Misplaced loyalties and Maria Miller

    After days of prevarication, Maria Miller has finally resigned. In her letter to Prime Minister David Cameron, the UK...

  1. January 21, 2014

    ‘Telegraph’ editor Gallagher sacked over move away from newsprint

    Tony Gallagher, the editor of the Daily Telegraph and man who led coverage of the MPs’ expenses scandal, was sacked on...

  2. December 27, 2013

    BBC plans big expansion of arts coverage and cultural fare

    The BBC will appoint a senior executive next year to lead a big expansion of its arts coverage and build relationships...

  3. October 30, 2013

    Queen adds royal consent to press regulation charter

    The Queen approved a royal charter on Wednesday to regulate the press, after the newspaper industry failed in a last-ditch...

  4. October 27, 2013

    Maria Miller sides with newspapers on press regulation

    Maria Miller has sided with the newspaper industry’s decision to put together a system of independent self-regulation rather...

  5. October 18, 2013

    A flawed blueprint for press regulation

    The debate about press regulation in Britain has reached a cacophonous climax. After a public inquiry costing several...

  6. October 11, 2013

    Media groups resist signing up to press regulation

    Leading media companies were on Friday night resisting signing up to an amended regulatory framework for the press, as...

  7. October 8, 2013

    UK press regulation decision delayed in attempt to reach accord

    Maria Miller is to spend the next three days trying to sign up Labour and the Liberal Democrats to a revised regulatory...

  8. July 17, 2013

    The right answer to press regulation

    When Sir Brian Leveson delivered his report into the British press last November, he was clear about the regulatory regime...

  9. March 19, 2013

    Backlash over proposed press law intensifies

    A backlash against the UK’s new system of press regulation intensified on Tuesday as media groups debated whether to sign up...

  10. March 18, 2013

    MPs vie to claim press regulation win

    Britain’s politicians on Monday vied with each other to declare victory after 20 months of public hearings, debate and...

  11. March 18, 2013

    Turning the page

    Barely two years ago, it was confirmed that members of the British press had routinely hacked into private phone messages,...

  12. March 18, 2013

    Parties reach deal on UK press regulation

    Britain’s newspapers faced a new era of press regulation on Monday, after political leaders struck an outline cross-party...

  13. March 17, 2013

    Royal Charter must guide, not dictate

    The debate over the future of press regulation in Britain has reached an inglorious climax. As MPs and peers prepare to vote...

  14. March 17, 2013

    Tories eye cross-party deal on Leveson

    David Cameron was seeking a face-saving deal over press regulation amid signs that he faces defeat when MPs vote on Monday...

  15. March 15, 2013

    PM stays firm on press reform

    The UK prime minister last night sided with Conservative press barons in the battle over regulation, in spite of the...

  16. March 14, 2013

    Cameron calls vote on press regulation

    David Cameron set the stage on Thursday for a bruising showdown on press regulation as the prime minister abruptly quit...

  17. March 13, 2013

    Leveson reforms hit legal snag

    David Cameron’s attempts to secure cross-party agreement on the Leveson press reforms hit an impasse on Wednesday after the...

  18. March 11, 2013

    Progress on press regulation elusive

    Talks between the three main party leaders on the Leveson proposals for press regulation are at risk of collapsing, Labour...

  19. March 11, 2013

    Time for sensible press compromise

    The debate over how best to regulate Britain’s press has been conducted in a climate of mutual suspicion ever since Lord...

  20. February 12, 2013

    UK press laws

    When Sir Brian Leveson published his report into the British press last November, he was clear about the regime that he...

  21. February 12, 2013

    Tory press watchdog plan draws criticism

    The Conservatives unveiled their long-awaited blueprint for regulation of the press on Tuesday as they sought to garner...

  22. February 8, 2013

    Tories to outline new press regulation

    The Conservatives will next week outline proposals for press regulation, as the party attempts to secure cross-party...

  23. January 22, 2013

    Letwin to publish press regulation plan

    Oliver Letwin is expected this week to publish his proposals for press regulation backed by a royal charter in an effort to...

  24. January 10, 2013

    Editors resist press regulation plan

    The latest government proposals for regulation of the press have met with resistance from newspaper editors who fear Cabinet...

  25. January 8, 2013

    Leveson failed to learn from credit crisis

    There is extreme reluctance to believe that regulatory lessons from one industry can be applied in others; that we can learn...

  26. December 20, 2012

    Press agrees framework for regulation

    Newspaper and magazine editors agreed a broad framework for the future of press regulation on Thursday, but several sticking...

  27. December 11, 2012

    UK press watchdog plan attacked

    A government proposal that a new press regulator be established by royal charter, the same mechanism used to establish the...

  28. December 7, 2012

    Council of Europe warns on Leveson plan

    Imposing the press laws recommended by Lord Justice Leveson would damage Britain’s democracy, the guardian of the European...

  29. December 2, 2012

    Cameron urges editors to act quickly

    David Cameron will this week urge newspaper editors to get their act together and create a powerful independent press...

  30. November 30, 2012

    Press vow to beef up self-regulation plan

    Backers of the leading industry proposal for self-regulation of the press have pledged to revamp their plan after Thursday’s...

  31. November 30, 2012

    Leveson angers press over internet control

    Lord Justice Leveson has angered UK newspaper bosses by deciding to regulate the press while seeming to ignore the blogs,...

  32. November 30, 2012

    Newspapers return fire on Leveson

    UK newspapers reacted negatively on Friday to what Lord Justice Leveson called the “essential” part of his recommendations...

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